Noreen O'Shea, D.O., FAAFP

“Climate change”: how the opioid prescribing environment has changed in 20 years

I have been in family medicine long enough to see cycles of change in management of several conditions: diabetes, heart …
Megaphone

Confronting the “silent killer”

By David P. Lind, CEBS, and Yogesh Shah, M.D., M.P.H.’14 Primum non nocere is a principal precept of bioethics that …

Dana Lowry wins national public health award

Dana Lowry, D.O.’17, received the 2015 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee. …

Ebola: A public health perspective

Although Ebola has been around since 1976, it wasn’t until 2014 that this virulent disease was declared a worldwide epidemic. …

Protecting public health

Kimberly Davis, M.P.H.’12, works on the front lines of preventing the spread of Ebola and other dangerous communicable diseases in …

DMU announces 2015 Global Health Pathways interns

Des Moines University in December announced the four students who have been selected to participate in prestigious summer internships as …

Lather, rinse and repeat: Fight cold and flu with soap and water

We know to plan for winter’s temperature swings and snowstorms, but we must also prepare for its seasonal cold and …

Preventing the spread of Ebola: A how-to for health care workers

As an emergency physician with a national security and public health background (among other things), I probably have a slightly …

Are we losing the battle against super-bugs?

In the antibiotic-armed battle against harmful bacteria, the bad news is that the bacteria may be winning. This week the …